Category Archives: Psychology of nudity

Benefits of social nudity: finding something good that’s missing from your life

Ordinary life, for most people, is missing something very good: being naked, for its own sake, while doing something enjoyable with people you like. Because most people seldom, if ever, experience that, they aren’t even aware of what they are … Continue reading

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Benefits of social nudity: body acceptance

Many lists have been compiled over the years enumerating the many beneficial characteristics of social nudity. One typical recent list highlights 10 benefits: 10 reasons why I am a nudist. At the top of this one, like most others, is: … Continue reading

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I’m slowly learning not to let my happiness depend on other people.

In civilized life, where the happiness, and indeed almost the existence, of man depends so much upon the opinion of his fellow men, he is constantly acting a studied part.      Washington Irving All the world’s a stage, And all … Continue reading

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Nudity and freedom

In a recent post we found that the concept of “freedom” is quite important in thinking about naturism and nudity. This is rather uncontroversial (among naturists, anyhow). “Freedom” (from clothes) is often cited by naturists as one of the most … Continue reading

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Why most people don’t understand social nudity

So far the topics being discussed here have mostly not dealt in much depth with what could be accurately described as “philosophy”. Some of the psychological discussions come close, but that’s not quite the same. Of course, systematic philosophical thinking … Continue reading

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Nudity and vulnerability

Is there anyone, except perhaps a few veteran naturists/nudists, who doesn’t think that being naked around other people – not only strangers but even people we know well – can produce strong feelings of vulnerability? Vulnerability is a topic we’ve … Continue reading

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Using nudity to make a statement

It is entirely legitimate to use images of nudity to make a statement about how people relate to their social environment. It’s especially appropriate if the statement involves personal identity or social stereotypes. So we have this: Nude Portraits Explore … Continue reading

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